Greg Burgess (rugby union)

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Greg Burgess
Birth nameGregory Alexander John Burgess
Date of birth (1954-07-06) 6 July 1954 (age 64)
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight108 kg (238 lb)
SchoolMarcellin College
UniversityUniversity of Otago
Occupation(s)Real estate agent[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
All Black No. 816
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1970s Ponsonby District Rugby Football Club ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Auckland ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1980–81  New Zealand 1 (0)

Gregory Alexander John Burgess (born 6 July 1954) is a former New Zealand rugby union player. A prop, Burgess represented Auckland at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, in 1980 and 1981. He played two matches for the All Blacks, including one full international. He went on to win consecutive national powerlifting titles from 1985 to 1991, and was second in the shot put at the national track and field championships in 1984 and 1985.[2]

Burgess became a successful investor, with interests in property and shares.[3] In 2008 he appeared on the New Zealand National Business Review Rich List for the first time, with an estimated wealth of NZ$60 million.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Real estate profile for Greg Burgess". Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  2. ^ Ponsonby Rugby Club. "Greg Burgess". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Greg Burgess". National Business Review Rich List 2008. 25 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Rich List 2008: A bad economy, but the rich still get richer". National Business Review. 25 July 2008. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Rich defy downturn, raise wealth". The Press. 25 July 2008. Retrieved 11 August 2014.